The Dartmouth field hockey team (9-4, 3-1 Ivy) bounced back from their loss against Syracuse by defeating the University of Massachusetts, 1-0, in overtime on Wednesday.
Even though the Big Green dominated the Minutemen (2-15) in the box score, the game wasn't decided until overtime as the two teams played 70 minutes of scoreless field hockey at Scully-Fahey Field.
Two minutes into the extra period, Nina Fulmer '06 nearly missed a goal, but Rebekka Stucker '04 was there to send in the rebound for the game-winning score
It was Stucker's fourth goal of the season, and her third game-winner. The Big Green has now won eight out of its last 10 games.
Dartmouth out-shot UMass 20-3 and had 17 penalty corners to the Minutemen's four.
Dartmouth goalkeeper Lauren Balukjian '06 picked up two saves in the game as she recorded her sixth-straight victory and her third shutout of the year.
"We found a way to generate shots and corners but were unable to finish until OT," coach Amy Fowler said."
"We played fairly strong on defense, and stepped up well to the ball as a team. I was pleased with that aspect, and the fact that in our first OT game we found a way to finish."
Dartmouth travels to New York on Saturday where they play Columbia at 10:30 a.m. The Lions come into the game with a 3-10 record.
"This is another big conference match-up," Fowler said, "especially when you're on the road. Columbia is a dangerous team. They get a few opportunities a game, and finish on them. We will again look to create scoring chances from the field.
"On corners, and then to finish. We have quite a lot of firepower on this squad, so we hope to take advantage of that this weekend. Recently our team defense has been stingy, so we'll look to keep that up as well," Fowler continued.